One of the many advantages of retirement is the gift of time. I had the book, the time, and the interest in the topic. I decided I had approached the task in the wrong manner. I opened the book and read it from cover to cover in one sitting. Somewhere into the first chapter I began to understand what Professor Snyder was attempting to convey, and halfway through the book I became a champion of the volume. It is uniformly well written and well edited, the information is conveyed clearly, with many clinical examples, and, most importantly, it is clinically relevant to my work with those few patients I continue to see in psychotherapy.